Location:
Maple Ridge / Port Moody
Status:
Accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
Immediate

Summary

Seeking volunteers to support with the delivery of the YMCA Healthy Heart program. 

Description

The YMCA Healthy Heart program is a community-based cardiac prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance program that supports people living with cardiac risk through education and supervised exercise. 

 

Volunteers assist YMCA Healthy Heart instructors with delivery of the program by: 

  • Helping ensure that participants undestand and follow instructions
  • Helping ensure participant safety
  • Helping lead a safe exercise program for individuals with known heart disease or other chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and congestive heart failure. 
  • Providing support and encouragement to participants 
  • Providing general assistance to YMCA Healthy Heart instructors as needed 

We currently have openings at the following locations:

 

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm 

 

Port Moody
Port Moody Recreation Complex

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 

 

Requirements

  • Interest or experience working with those who are at risk or have cardiovascular disease or other health challenges
  • Ability to commit for a minimum of 3-6 months
  • Education in Kinesiology/Sport Science or related field preferred
  • Experience working with older adults preferred
  • First Aid/CPR certification
Competencies

Demonstrate the YMCA core values:

  • Do the right thing
  • Put people first
  • Lead by example
  • Keep our promises

Our Commitment to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

The YMCA is committed to the protection of children in our care and vulnerable adults participating in our programs.  To ensure this commitment is upheld, all volunteers will need to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • Three references  (two of these should be professional references)

Contact

Emily Ford,  Supervisor, YMCA Healthy Heart
604-521-5801
healthy.heart@gv.ymca.ca

 

Application Deadline

On-going